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I agree 100%. I think history has shown us that “exposure” promotes public acceptance and eradicates fear. I think this has been our #1 weapon in fighting for equality. Many people who support same-sex marriage in the United States have said they support it because they knew someone who is gay.
Winning people to our side takes a tremendous amount of vulnerability on our end. We can’t share our stories if we are closed off to others. So bravo Thomas. Let them know that you’re here and you’re queer!
Well have to see what he does.
Oh please, they sent a fag to cover a beauty contest. Progress.
gays happen to have good taste and can discern the beauty in things that you closet case gays can’t! You couldn’t even begin to do his job!
Visibilty at all costs…plus I wonder how many jealous on here just hate him because he’s good looking?…
I don’t know how to feel about Russia. Part of me thinks we need to boycott the hell out of anything Russian and send an economic message, but part of me agrees with Thomas Roberts — we need visibility and openness to counter the hatred.
In the immortal words of Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Jerry McGuire”, “show me the money”. I can’t believe people are naive enough to think he is doing any of thise for anything other than selfish reasons: 1) money and 2) to advance his career (or keep it going as he may get the axe at MSNBC).
Interesting. For months this site has been demonizing any gay man or woman who even thinks about going to Russia, but now that “hunky” Thomas Roberts is going, it’s suddenly a golden opportunity for us to be there?
Seems editorial decisions around here are made by someone’s di—well, let’s just say their nether-regions.
Um… He’s hot!
BJ is right– this guy, and the little twinky speed skater.. the good looking ones get a pass, and we get told that promoting gay visibility is a win. B f’ing S. This is about cash. It’s not that gays are invisible in Russia. They aren’t blind to us, they HATE us. This guy is going for a paycheck. I hope it’s a big one, cuz he’s a Kappo, and the world has a way of paying people like him back.
@BJ mcFrisky and Fitz : you are right. “It is not that gays are invisible in Russia.” That’s why i said…it is not the Olympics or a gay guy who immigrate in Russia who can change the law but only politics, economics or social battle. And you know why none of the countries begins a politic or economic battle? Because there is not enough pressure from the public opinion in those countries…even USA or Canada or France or England, etc. So don’t be so naive. No one immigrates to “save” others ! Come on! That i just wishful thinking for me.
I’d like to see Queerty send BJ McFrisky and 2eo to cover the Sochi Olympics. It would be like William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal at the 1968 conventions! (Kids can look it up.)
Rich, gay American celebrities are NOT going to be the ones to warm Russians up to gay rights. Not even close. In fact, their presence may antagonize Russians, who want to be entertained not “educated” by these clowns.
You really need to understand Russian culture, history, and outlook.
Russians need to see that Russian LGBT are just like them, not that American gays are, because American gays aren’t.
It’s arrogant for Roberts to call a career grab for himself “courageous”, and compare himself to Harvey Milk. This is about $$$. Not doubt his employer, a Sochi Olympics sponsor, will easily get him to report about the Putin government’s anti-gay animus in only the softest light after this.
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He is a sellout.
At least when Madonna went to Russia she spoke about it on stage. Id this clown going to do the same???
This just goes to show that we gays have idiots on our ranks. No not just idiots, greedy idiots.
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@Joseph Izak: “gays happen to have good taste”
Yes, and Asians are good at math and black people love fried chicken. The sad thing is you were serious :-(
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